As a result of information received from a confidential source police obtained a drug warrant and searched the home of DCR and spouse. During the course of that search police seized several pounds of marijuana and ultimately charged DCR and spouse with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. Patrick Fagan entered pleas of not guilty and scheduled the matter for trial.
BOTTOM LINE: DCR’s primary objective was to stay out of jail. Due to the fact that DCR had done time in the past for related offences the odds of achieving that objective were remote. In the final analysis, however, Patrick Fagan was successful in resolving this prosecution by way of a conditional sentence order (ie: no jail) in relation to DCR and a complete withdrawal of the charge against the spouse.